In the Lam Rim, or Stages on the Path to Enlightenment, Buddha’s teachings are a step-by-step process that can transform the challenges and confusion encountered in ordinary everyday life into the extraordinary compassion and wisdom of enlightenment.
Demo Rinpoche will teach Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm based on Je Tsongkhapa’s Medium Lam Rim.
Mondays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
September 23, 30, October 7, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9 16
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Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) was a great fourteenth-century scholar and teacher who founded the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. His many treatises finalized the work begun by Atisha, bringing together the vast body of Indian scriptures and schools of practice into a unified exposition of the sutrayana and tantrayana paths. He wrote several lam rims. The most well-known is The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path of Enlightenment (Lam rim chen mo). There is also a medium-length lam rim text by Tsongkhapa (200 pages) and a short one, called Lam-rim Dü-dön (Tib.), which is recited daily by many Gelugpas and is about ten pages long.